Is your treatment and exercise prescription carrying over and affecting the way your patients use their body while playing sport? Is their biomechanics causing pain or slowing their recovery, and what can you assess in your mountain bikers, rugby players and sprinters to see if it is? This brand new eLearning topic - "Assessment, treatment and setup of mountain bikers" incorporates functional biomechanical testing you can use with your mountain bikers, as well as rugby players, ten pin bowlers and people that like to play "Twister" (ok, maybe not the Twister players...) If you have ever wondered the best way to perform functional testing and treatment, as well as how to set up your mountain biking patients, this is the presentation for you. Can't you just train and setup your mountain biking patients with a road cycling program and setup? No. Find out why not....
David Pope Terrigal, Australia
David is a Physiotherapist with a private practice (Sports Edge Physiotherapy) in Terrigal, NSW. He has worked internationally throughout Australia and the UK treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, following his graduation from the University of Sydney in 2000.
David is currently completing his Postgraduate Dual Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University, and will complete this course as an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and also an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist.
David is extremely passionate about Physiotherapy education, and has a strong desire to help Physiotherapists provide excellent assessment and treatment, get great treatment results and really enjoy their job helping people.
He has extensive training and experience in treating a wide variety of conditions, particularly Lumbo-Pelvic and Cervico-Thoracic-Rib Cage dysfunction and pain, as well as dry needling. His patients include national and international level Karate competitors, swimmers and mountain bike riders. David enjoys video analysis of his patients activities, including running and riding, and using these tools to get great carryover of treatment into patients activities and lives.
David recognised there was a limited amount of postgraduate short-course education available in Australia with a practical, hands on focus to treating musculoskeletal conditions, and because he loved courses so much, became involved in organising and co-ordinating courses for manual therapists to assist in their development of assessment and treatment skills.
David has interests in surfing, snowboarding, mountain bike riding, karate, strength training, is an avid reader, and has also taught meditation and relaxation.